verb (used with object), pursed, purs·ing.
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Origin of purse
OTHER WORDS FROM pursepurse·less, adjectivepurse·like, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for purse
He created an effigy of a double-faced model of Benedict Arnold in a carriage, dressed in a red coat and holding a letter to Beelzebub with the devil standing behind him shaking a purse full of money.When Science Was the Best Show in America - Issue 93: Forerunners|Lee Alan Dugatkin|November 18, 2020|Nautilus
The court filing shows several examples of these items, which included wallets, purses, belts and sunglasses, which were designer dupes of brands like Gucci and Dior.Amazon sues online influencers engaged in a counterfeit scheme|Sarah Perez|November 12, 2020|TechCrunch
A purse was stolen from a vehicle entered by breaking a window.
I am sure the waitstaff does not want to collect them, yet I really don't want them back in my purse, either.Miss Manners: My lovely wife seems irritated now that we’re together constantly|Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
Rumpl's new Featherlite Puffy packs down small enough to fit into a purse or a small backpack, weighs one pound, and will keep your legs warmer than any pair of dayglow shell trousers.How to Layer for Outdoor Dining This Fall and Winter|Wes Siler|October 14, 2020|Outside Online
Who was this girl with the pursed lips, perfect eyebrows, and a dry nosebleed?
Friends saw the danger signs—the pursed lips, the extra quick blink of the eye.Juiciest Bits From Robert Lacey’s Royal Biography ‘The Queen’|Tom Sykes|May 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Peggy pursed up her lips, and looked him up and down with her dancing hazel eyes.About Peggy Saville|Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
He shook his head while still at a distance, in lively concern, and pursed his mouth up like a funnel.Royal Highness|Thomas Mann
The officer, through the glass, frowned and pursed up his lips.Poor Folk in Spain|Jan Gordon
Chillingworth sighed and looked at them both with pursed lips.Romance Island|Zona Gale
The President lit a cigarette and pursed his lips around it until it stopped wobbling.This Crowded Earth|Robert Bloch
British Dictionary definitions for purse
Word Origin for purse
Idioms and Phrases with purse
In addition to the idiom beginning with purse
- purse strings
- can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear